Discover the features, specs and price of Safaricom Neon Smartphone


It is indeed true that the Safaricom Neon Smartphone is one of the most affordable low end smart phones. Safaricom Neon smartphone retails at a price of less than Kes. 5000. Safaricom with this smartphone gives many users access to a basic smartphone. The neon smartphone has a better UI than some small low end smart phones running on as low as Android 2.1 because it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat one of the latest versions of Android.

Safaricom Neon Smartphone was launched earlier this year (2015) by Safaricom accompanied by the Safaricom Neon Smart Tab a tablet in the series. Just like then when Safaricom was selling the kabambe, which basically ran on a monosim meaning it only operated with only the Safaricom sim card, it has also invested in these Safaricom neon gadgets. I think while browsing around you have seen an advert about one of the neon gadgets, be it tablet or neon phone.

Anyway that aside my main aim was to share and help you discover the features, specs and price of the Safaricom Neon smartphone. At the end of this article I believe you will be able to give informed judgements about the Safaricom neon smartphone.

I believe in this article I have taken time to compile will hopefully solve some queries by a section of our readers. Questions about the memory, Sim card(dual/single Sim) are solved herein.

Take a look at the Safaricom Neon smartphone specifications, a key review to help you make timely and informed decisions. They are detailed and tabulated below.

Quick Features of Safaricom Neon Smartphone
Display Size: 3.5-inch
Resolution: 320 x 480 pixels
Memory 4GB internal storage
Battery 1400mAh

3.5-inch Display

Safaricom Neon Smartphone offers a smaller display and given that it’s one of the low end phones, you don’t expect much from it. It is compacted with a 3.5-inch TFT display or screen which really serves the purpose for first time smartphone owners. It comes with a 320 x 480 pixels screen resolution that boosts clarity and advanced display properties.

Diverse Android 4.4 KitKat OS and processor 

Just like I said initially, with the smaller budget you got don’t think this is a phantom 5 it is not even a hundredth of the Phantom 5 specs. Well that’s not to demoralize you if you need the phone. It got some awesome features better for a smaller budget of less than Kes. 5000 and given it falls in the low end category.

One awesome thing is that neon smartphone runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. Generally meaning you got some advanced features and performance optimization than Jellybean, Eclair, etc Android Versions.  You also got a whole lot of Android applications from which you can choose what to install. One awful thing is that Safaricom neon smartphone might not support a number of popular applications. That means you will miss out some apps but regardless of that you got a smartphone ain’t you?

On top of the Android KitKat OS you got a phone with a dual core processor clocking at a rate of 1.0GHz frequency. Good speed for low end smartphone.

Safaricom Neon Smartphone has a system memory or generally RAM of 512MB. This improves the performance and extends the number of applications the phone can run at a time while preserving responsiveness.

A smaller 4GB internal storage

Internal storage is good for any smartphone. Given that first it stores applications files (key system files) that make your phone run. Alongside that with 4GB ROM you got about 1.9GB free for your storage. It is good that the smartphone has a MicroSD card slot so you can bumper up your storage up to 32GB.

2.0 Megapixels Primary Camera a big failure

Camera nowadays is like a basic need for everyone. Who in this World can go through a smartphone lifetime within taking a photo iwriter recording a video? Well, Safaricom Neon smartphone doesn’t provide a better camera system. I mean the system is poor than many feature phones or just phones. What will a 2MP camera do? Take a pathetic picture? Well of course only that can be done by a 2MP rear camera.

All is not lost though the 2.0MP can take pictures for sharing on social media, record 3gpp videos etc. A 2.0MP is the front shooter for many standard mid-range phones.

Safaricom Neon camera is too a selfie cam phone. Hahaha! Don’t mistake me though. It has a VGA (0.3MP) front camera that can do video calling yes.

Just a battery (a 1400mAh) battery

1400mAh battery capacity. Well I can say quite well that even though that seems enough for the low end phones, atleast it should have been upped. 1400mAh is far beyond the standard smartphone battery capacity but sure enough this seems to work pretty good for the Safaricom Neon phone.

This summarizes the post discover the features, specs and price of the Safaricom Neon smartphone.

Not forgetting though below is a tabular view of the technical specifications of the Safaricom Neon smartphone.

Technical Specifications:

Basic Information Brand Neon
Type Low-end
Vendor Safaricom
System & Platform OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
CPU Dual core processor 1.0GHz
UI Default (Google Packaged)
Display Properties Type TFT
Size 3.5-inch
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Memory and Storage RAM 512MB
MicroSD slot Yes, Expandable upto 32GB
General 3G WCDMA 900/2100MHz
2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Capacity 1400mAh
Rechargeable YES
Price & Availability Price Range Kes. 3,999 – 4999
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